Devyn McDonald


Miss NC Pageant contestants in front of the Old Well. Summer Hennings (pink dress), Dominque Alston (beige dress), Maddisson Sheppard (no crown or sash)

5 UNC students to compete in Miss NC pageant

This June, five UNC students will have the chance to be crowned. Sophomores Dominique Alston, Maddisson Sheppard, Summer Hennings, Ciara Ellis and senior Bindhu Pamarthi will be competing in this year’s Miss North Carolina pageant.

Student government to analyze whether student fees are used efficiently

With in-state tuition set in stone, student government will have a chance to examine another area in which it has some influence: student fees. The UNC-system Board of Governors passed a two-year tuition plan this year that sets increases for the 2012-2013 academic year. If approved by the N.C. General Assembly, campuses would not be able to change the rate of the fee increase, but would be able to reallocate the money.

No Final Four appearance, no Final Four merchandise

The sting from UNC’s loss to Kansas last night extends beyond fan heartbreak, and local businesses are feeling the pain financially. John Gorsuch, director of Student Stores, said in April 2009, the last time the men’s basketball team won the National Championship, Student Stores made $770,000 more than typical April sales, which normally run around $300,000. But Gorsuch doesn’t see this as a loss. “Whichever university wins gains a rare opportunity,” he said.